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5 Essential Books Every Designer Must Read

Reading is a must-have habit for any designer, and when it comes to finding the right book, the…

Reading is a must-have habit for any designer, and when it comes to finding the right book, the list is really long. So I have compiles a list of 5 Essential Books for Artists that every creative must read at least once or suggest keeping in your library.

Steal Like An Artist

01

Allows you to duplicate your legends’ work and use it as a springboard to locate your extraordinary style, all while making sure to have some good times, establishing the correct workplace for your specialty, and letting neither analysis nor acclaim drives you off course.

That’s the wrong kind of copying. You were putting your name on other people’s work isn’t cool. Trying to imitate your favorite artists, however, is a different story.

It is a book only for painters; see Seth Godin’sGodin’s Meaning of an Artist? If what you’re doing requires even a touch of imaginative salt, this book is for you. Furthermore, if you’ve been a craftsman for some time and are confronting a hang, this will cause you to feel much improved and be an extraordinary jolt of energy.

A Project Guide to UX Design

02

A Project Guide to UX Design’ as an extensive introduction to user experience and aspects of Project Management, rather than a UX encyclopedia. If you are looking for an A-Z design guide on UX, you should definitely try this Book.

It is the practical framework it provides and also the precise info on the business side of user experience. If you are fresh in this field, and thinking about a career change, or would love to know how to turn UX into a project, you’ll get the right way with this Book.

You have a lot of great insight and a lot of great comments about the Book–and we genuinely appreciate it.

 It has tons of detailed information on how a UX Designer fits into the work environment; the different task flows for both you and your colleagues, how to collect business requirements, how to conduct user research, how to create and test prototypes, and much more.

This Book’s focus is on web-based experiences, but many techniques can be applied to different interfaces as well.

Don’t Make Me Think

03

This book “Don’t Make Me Think” was first written around 2000 when dot-com crashed.

Since that time, technology has changed continually, And all the principles inside this book are still constant. Because usability is all about fundamentally & human psychology, which is pretty slow to change.

But once if we start understanding how the human brain works and thinks, we can apply the insights even as tech & landscapes evolve. This book helps you and your team with useful principles and tips to prevent and address usability issues on your own.

This book is short, easy-to-read with many useful illustrations, diagrams, and it also consists of examples of some of the key concepts, ideas, and insights. 

The 3 Laws of Usability

Law #1: Don’t make me think

Law #2: Make every click an obvious choice with no need to think

Law #3: Half the words on each page, then half them again

The Design of Everyday Things

04

“To understand products, it is not enough to understand design or technology: it is critical to understand business.”

– Don Norman

What is the reason for this failure? According to Don Norman, it’s the lack of Discoverability and Understanding. It’s also the core characteristics of good design. You will find many potential products fail just because of the lack of these two characteristics.

What is the reason for this failure? According to Don Norman, it’s the low level of Discoverability and Understanding. It’s also the core characteristics of good design. We found that many potential products fail just because of the lack of these two characteristics.

The Complexity of Modern Design

Human-Centered Design(HCD)

Also, communication is essential for keeping pace with building great products. Designers need to focus on where things go wrong, not just on when things work as planned.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

05

This is an excellent read for the one who wants to know the psychology & functions of our minds thoughts. This book by Daniel Kahneman analyses two modes of thought;

“Mode 1” is fast, Intuitive, & Emotional.

“Mode 2” is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. It examines inspirational thought versus more analytical thinking and will change the way you think.

The first mode can be advised quickly imagine. It is imagined done near automatically or naturally.

The second mode is lazy to imagine. It involves imagining that is more complex & further intellectual evacuate. It takes focus & agency of the person to process the thoughts.

Mode one is predisposed to jumping to conclusions with limited evidence

as well as hopeful of making forecasts & assumptions about the future without assessing the evidence.

History than we think.

Here are three suitable lessons to know what’s going on up there:

  1. Our behavior is determined by two modes in our mind – one conscious and the other automatic.
  2. Our brain is lazy and thus keeps us from using the full power of our intelligence.
  3. When we’re making money decisions, we should leave our emotions at home.

 

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